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Aug 1, 2017
BLN Webinar: Identifying and Addressing Challenges in Deploying an Electronic Registry - The Ghana Health Service Experience
The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to watch this month’s webinar entitled “Identifying and Addressing Challenges in Deploying an Electronic Registry: The Ghana Health Service Experience." Introducing electronic registries in sub-Saharan Africa where internet connectivity and electricity are not always reliable, come with a lot of challenges, including errors and compromised data quality. In this webinar, the presenter shares how the Ghana Health Service has developed an e-registry within the District Health Information Management System 2 to collect, manage and analyze transactional case-based records at the community level for maternal and child health as well as TB management services.Read More
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The BLN brings countries together to identify shared problems and test shared solutions that can be applied in a few countries and then deployed at scale in many.Participate in the discussion
Oct 17, 2018
In the harsh, dry highland plains of the Ngorongoro region of Tanzania stands a small red tent – a tiny speck of colour in an otherwise dusty, lifeless landscape. It can be seen from several kilometres away, and that is precisely the point. Because even before Bakari Shemagembe, the local Assistant Medical Officer, and his team have finished setting up around the tent, the local Maasai tribespeople start to arrive, trickling in from all directions, drawn towards this beacon.
Oct 9, 2018
Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrheal disease among infants and young children in all countries. Despite improvements in sanitation and case management, rotavirus still caused 215,000 child deaths in 2013, with 121,000 of these in Africa. With support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, many countries with high death rates have added rotavirus vaccine to their routine immunization program over the past five years.
Our Guiding Principles
This initiative has been built around the following key principles to help ensure its success:
- Utilize a coordinated approach.
- Country ownership and capacity development.
- Strategic reuse.
- Research, monitoring and evaluation.
Our Comprehensive Approach
From electronic immunization registries to simple pen and paper, all countries have tools to collect data. We will support and enhance systems already in place for improving data collection and analysis.Learn More
Policies & Practices
It’s not just knowing how to use data collection tools. It’s also about being empowered to take data and turn it into information you can use to make informed decisions.Learn More
Everyone has something to learn and something to teach. The BID Learning Network is a platform to offer ideas, share perspectives, and provide feedback. It will directly influence the BID Initiative’s approach.Learn More
The BID Initiative's holistic solutions will be packaged so that learnings and tools will be available for others to adopt, add to, and tailor to address country-specific issues.Learn More